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Aurora

Aurora
Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

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Sprawling over 40 square miles and four counties, Illinois ' second-largest city is transforming its once-industrial downtown and reversing its down-at-the-heels image. Read more about Aurora, IL

Find community news and events at TribLocal Aurora.
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  • Community service for former Aurora detective in $9,000 theft from union

    Community service for former Aurora detective in $9,000 theft from union
    A former Aurora detective was ordered to perform community service after pleading guilty Monday to taking money from a police union fund. As part of his negotiated plea on charges of misdemeanor theft, Joseph Accardi, 36, of Naperville, repaid more than...
  • Cris Mazza on 'Something Wrong With Her'

     Cris Mazza on 'Something Wrong With Her'
    Cris Mazza is nothing if not candid. In her 17 volumes of fiction and essays over the past three decades, Mazza — a longtime professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago — has set a high standard of frankness, in...
  • Morton Grove library hires new director away from Aurora

    Morton Grove library hires new director away from Aurora
    Two months after Pam Leffler resigned from her position as Morton Grove Public Library director, Debra Stombres, the Eola Road branch coordinator at the Aurora Public Library, took her spot. A St. Charles resident, Stombres has been in the library field...
  • Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25

    Oak Park, River Forest, La Grange police blotter: March 25
    The following items were taken from police reports: Oak Park A 29-year-old Dolton man was charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property for attempting to get back into his girlfriend's apartment on the 0-100 block...
  • Aurora welcomes UConn's Boatright as hometown hero

     Aurora welcomes UConn's Boatright as hometown hero
    Ryan Boatright may now be known best for overcoming a sprained ankle to help lead the Connecticut Huskies to an unexpected NCAA men's basketball national championship this year. But for the several hundred people who welcomed him back to his hometown of...
  • Man gets 25 years for attacking 2 women

    Man gets 25 years for attacking 2 women
    An Aurora man pleaded guilty Wednesday to attacks on two women and was sentenced to 25 years in prison, according to Kane County prosecutors. In a negotiated plea, Tyrone M. Young, 31, formerly of the 800 block of Sard Avenue, admitted guilt to one...
  • Police investigate a new lead in case of missing boy

    Police investigate a new lead in case of missing boy
    Aurora Police are investigating a new lead in the case of Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared three years ago at age 6 after his mother withdrew him from class at his elementary school and then committed suicide. A woman in the far northern Illinois town...
  • Area high schools ranked among best

    Area high schools ranked among best
    Five area high schools made U.S. News & World Report's annual list of the country's best. U.S. News profiled more than 19,000 public schools across the country and ranked the highest 4,707 based on state test scores and college readiness. Here's how...
  • Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd

    Man in prison for 1 kidnapping is sentenced in 2nd
    An Aurora man already serving prison time in the 2011 kidnapping of a woman in River Forest has been sentenced to 35 years in another kidnapping and beating of a woman earlier the same day, authorities said. Tracy S. Taylor, 46, of the 2400 block of...
  • Prosecutors: Jail nurse's ex-boyfriend used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead

    Prosecutors: Jail nurse's ex-boyfriend used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead
    An Aurora man strangled his former girlfriend, a DuPage County jail nurse, with her scarf and then used her stethoscope to make sure she was dead, a prosecutor said Monday at a bond hearing. Jose Loera, 35, was ordered held in lieu of $5 million bail,...
  • Dozens of road projects slated for spring, summer in Naperville

    With 145 road resurfacing projects scheduled for this year, Naperville city officials say they hope to minimize the inconvenience to residents. Also underway are numerous other projects along Naperville roadways like the Route 59 expansion, the lining...